ORA-06413 when connecting Ora 9.2 from Win XP x64

ORA-06413 when connecting Ora 9.2 from Win XP x64

Post by edocnekor » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 07:44:38


I have a need to connect a Windows XP x64 computer to an older Oracle
data base (8.0.5 on OpenVMS). I can install the 9.2 client on the
computer, however when it tries to test the connection, it generates
the ORA-06413 error. According to MetaLink, this can be caused by the
x64 OS placing all 32-bit applications in folders under ...\Program
Files (x86)\... which Oracle cannot handle. It expects the executables
to be in a path without special characters such as parantheses.
However, the Oracle home is on the D: drive in the otherwise usual
path. I did notice that even though I specified a different drive, some
of the Oracle components still ended up on the (x86) directory.
I can use 9.2 on WinXP (32 bit) and connect to the data base without
problems.
Any thoughts on how to resolve this are appreciated.
Thanks,
Ed Heller / TransCore ITS
 
 
 

ORA-06413 when connecting Ora 9.2 from Win XP x64

Post by edocnekor » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 23:32:22

Thanks for the response, however I think you may have missed my last
statement. I am able to connect to the same database using Windows XP
and Oracle 9.2. Of additional concern is that NetManager and
Net8Assistant do not even run when selected from the Start Menu (they
may load, but do not become instantiated in the Process List).

Ed Heller.